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Manchester Terrier

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Manchester Terrier
Alternative names
 
Country of origin
England
Common nicknames
 
Classification and breed standards
FCI: Group 3 Section 1 #71  
AKC: Terrier (standard) and
Toy (miniature)
 
KC (UK): Terrier  
Not recognized by any major kennel club
This breed of dog is extinct
Notes
 

The Manchester Terrier is a breed of dog.

Appearance

Developed in the medieval era in England. It is said that that its closest ancestor and relative is an English terrier known as the Black and Tan Terrier, which was crossed with Whippets to impart some elegance and speed. The Manchester Terrier is said to be one of the ancestors of the Dobermann and is partly responsible for imparting the black and tan colouration and sleek appearance to the latter.

History

The original intent of the breeders was to develop a breed that was good at killing rats. It is the earliest known breed of dog developed exclusively to kill rats. The dogs used to be used in the blood sport of rat baiting and bets were placed as to how quickly it could kill 100 rats. The dog who took the least time emerged the winner. The sport is now banned. In addition, at one point in its history, this breed was used for coursing small game.

See also

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